Democrats worried about turnout

I found an interesting quote by Michael Moore in this Breitbart article:

“… There were Hillary offices in many towns, campaign offices. There was door-to-door campaigns, but you couldn’t get a yard sign. And I learned long after the election, when I was making my last movie in 2018, from one of her top campaign people, he told me, he said, ‘That’s correct, it was on purpose. We were afraid that if there were too many Hilary yard signs, it would remind the Trump voters that, ‘Oh, yeah, that’s right, I’ve got to get out and vote against her.’ So they’re afraid. They start with the fear of the Trump voter, and that’s what’s going on now …”

That explains all the Joe Biden signs I’m seeing. They’re concerned about turnout even in New York where Democrats have a ~2.2 to 1 enrollment advantage over Republicans.

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Bloomberg tries to buy Florida for Biden

Mike Bloomberg announced plans to try and buy Florida for Joe Biden:

“Billionaire and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is planning to spend at least $100 million in the crucial battleground of Florida in support of Democratic nominee Joe Biden, a source familiar with the plans confirmed to CNN … “Mike Bloomberg is committed to helping defeat Trump, and that is going to happen in the battleground states. Mike’s substantial investment in Florida, in addition to his contributions to the DNC and to voter protection and restoration efforts this cycle, will mean Democrats and the Biden campaign can invest even more heavily in other key states like Pennsylvania, which will be critical to a Biden victory,” top Bloomberg adviser Kevin Sheekey told CNN …”

Bloomberg couldn’t buy himself the nomination and he’s able to speak coherent sentences.

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Dean Michael for 106th Assembly

Collecting signs and literature for a local candidate:

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A common man with common sense

The Chenango County Democratic Committee announced their endorsement for AD-122:

“… Rick Shaw of Downsville was endorsed in the NYS 122nd NYS Assembly district race. “A common man with common sense,” he was born and raised in Delaware County, was a Health and Safety Coordinator for DCMO BOCES for 25 years, and still works as a consultant since his retirement. Rick supports common sense revisions the NYS SAFE Act and Bail Reform Act, supporting mental illness treatment initiatives, supporting agricultural business initiatives, repairing deteriorating infrastructure and reducing taxes …”

What exactly those “common sense revisions” he supports are is a mystery, but I would guess it involves sucking up to the Fudds.  On his campaign website he has this:

“… An avid outdoorsman, Rick enjoys spending time on his property that has been in his family for 4 generations. Making sure property owners’ rights are preserved, Rick will fight for hunters’ rights …”

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131st Assembly candidates on 2A

The Daily Messenger has some information on the candidates running in AD-131:

“… Another controversial issue — gun laws — sets the candidates apart. The SAFE Act, passed in 2013 in the wake of the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, prevents criminals and the dangerously mentally ill from buying guns, cracks down on illegal guns and bans the most dangerous assault weapons. Additional gun-control measures were passed last year that ban bump stocks, allow people to seek a court order to ban dangerous people from having guns, and bar school districts from letting teachers be armed. [Republican Jeff Gallahan] thinks the gun laws go too far and threaten law-abiding citizens. [Democrat Matt Miller], who gained experience with firearms in the military, sees gun reform measures addressing public safety and not infringing on Second Amendment rights. In stressing their key issues and strengths, Gallahan says he will fight to end bail reform, support the Second Amendment, and use his leadership and business skills to advocate for the district …”

FWIW, NRA endorsed Gallahn and he has the support of the local SCOPE chapter as well.

The district has a roughly 35K to 28K Republican enrollment advantage.

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Giffords endorses Balter for Congress

Giffords endorsed challenger Dana Balter in CD-24 against incumbent Congressman John Katko:

“… Giffords PAC endorsed Balter because of the Syracuse Democrat’s stances on legislation to combat gun violence. She supports universal background checks for gun purchases, a federal assault weapons ban and prohibiting the production of armor-piercing bullets and high capacity magazines. She opposes the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, which would require states to recognize concealed carry permits issued in other states. And she supports “red flag” laws, which would provide mechanisms for taking guns away from people who could harm themselves or others …”

They endorsed her last time around and it did nothing for the campaign.

A cursory inspection of FEC records indicates no expenditures by Giffords on behalf of Balter.

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